UPDATE: A High-Rise Kitchen Design Installation on the NYC Skyline

UPDATE: A High-Rise Kitchen Design Installation on the NYC Skyline

Note: An original article on this gorgeous transitional kitchen design was posted here on September 9, 2019. Since then, the design has become a reality, with more and more reveals happening on Peter Salerno Inc.’s social media as the weeks pass. We wanted to keep you updated, and flash back to the original installation article – which has some amazing videos and photos! Enjoy!

— Original 9/19/2019 article content —

The team at Peter Salerno Inc. employed a massive boom to install a world-class luxury glass countertop in a high-rise kitchen overlooking Manhattan. The videos must be seen to be believed!

Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century, with awards from prestigious organizations like the NKBA, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Signature Kitchens & Baths. For this particular kitchen design, the task was at once simple and complex. The simple part: installing a fabulous kitchen counter from Galaxy Glass & Stone.

The hard part? Getting that luxurious, hand-crafted counter to a high-rise apartment overlooking the gorgeous skyline of Manhattan.

Team members from Peter Salerno Inc. and Galaxy Glass & Stone decided to hoist the countertop using the assistance of a massive boom crane, delicately lifting the counter up the side of the luxury apartment building. From there, the crew carefully brought the counter inside the apartment, and completed the kitchen installation.

The result was well worth the effort. The clients now have a one-of-a-kind conversation piece as the centerpiece of their kitchen design!

The beautiful countertop is laced with metal, then topped with glass for an industrial, transitional look. The counter blends nicely with the custom range hood on the kitchen’s feature wall, and plays well against the rich brown cabinetry, drawers, and kitchen island base.

Peter Salerno’s personal trademarks abound in this kitchen design. From the recessed soffit above the kitchen island to the clean, neutral color scheme, this transitional kitchen provides eye-popping features and design elements that transcend simple trends. It’s important to have a kitchen design that takes current design trends and implements them in a way that becomes timeless.

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Make Your Own Mozzarella: Recipe, Photos and More!

Make Your Own Mozzarella With Jeanne Dargis (And Us!)

This was SO much fun. Recently, Peter and Tracy Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc. (award-winning custom kitchen and bath design) had the pleasure of making their own mozzarella with Jeanne Dargis – aka “The Cheese Teacher”!

Jeanne Dargis is based out of Nutley, New Jersey, and can travel throughout the Tri-State area. Her expertise in cheesemaking is well-renowned, and “The Cheese Teacher” offers private parties as well as public lessons/courses. From ricotta and mozzarella, to butter, to more advanced cheeses like brie and gouda, Jeanne is the go-to cheese expert in the Tri-State area!

Join us on a journey as we make homemade mozzarella (pictured) with Jeanne Dargis, the Cheese Teacher!
Join us on a journey as we make homemade mozzarella (pictured) with Jeanne Dargis, the Cheese Teacher!

From Jeanne’s website:

Jeanine Dargis is a professional cheesemaker. She offers a variety of cheesemaking classes, parties, and seminars that are fun for adults as well as children. From breezy to serious, Jeanine’s classes can be tailored for any group’s needs.

Peter and Tracy Salerno had a blast making cheese with Jeanne Dargis, friends and family in their northern New Jersey home. The private cheese making party was a smash hit with all participants. It was especially enjoyable to Peter and Tracy themselves, as both are avid and serious home chefs. (And why wouldn’t the most award-winning kitchen designer in North America be a great home chef?)

Join us on a journey as we make homemade mozzarella (pictured) with Jeanne Dargis, the Cheese Teacher!

We’re giving you two great insights from the cheese making party with Jeanne in this article:

  1. All these fun, appetizing pictures!
  2. A few pages from Jeanne’s personal cheese making handbook!

Check out the PDF attachment that accompanies this article for your primer on how to get started making a beautiful mozzarella – then, contact Jeanne Dargis, “The Cheese Teacher”, to schedule your party and/or class!

Click to view the PDF of Jeanne’s personal mozzarella recipe and guide!

Join us on a journey as we make homemade mozzarella (pictured) with Jeanne Dargis, the Cheese Teacher!

Join us on a journey as we make homemade mozzarella (pictured) with Jeanne Dargis, the Cheese Teacher! Join us on a journey as we make homemade mozzarella (pictured) with Jeanne Dargis, the Cheese Teacher!

Peter Salerno Participates in 2015 Covenant House Sleep Out NYC

Peter Salerno Participates in 2015 Covenant House Sleep Out NYC

Raising Awareness for NYC’s Homeless Population

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This November, Peter Salerno participated in the 2015 Covenant House Sleep Out NYC, which is conducted to raise awareness for the homeless population in NYC and around the country. Much has been made of America’s homeless population of late, especially the issue of homeless veterans. This issue is of particular concern to Peter Salerno, who is a veteran of the U.S. Navy himself.

As part of the Covenant House Sleep Out, Peter Salerno slept on the streets of NYC on November 19, 2015. Peter is proud to announce that his group raised $20,000 through the event, and that Covenant House as a whole raised $1.4 million in their efforts.

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Peter Salerno was joined in the cause at Sleep Out NYC by friends, dignitaries and more. Peter’s group included Howard Roberts (owner of Liquidscapes), Joe McNeill (executive of iTec), and Cassandra Hadel.

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Peter also had the opportunity to meet notable, wonderful people, such as New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Kevin Ryan, director of Covenant House.

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This Thanksgiving season, take a moment to think of America’s homeless. If you are so moved, do what you can to volunteer, donate or help fight the epidemic of homelessness in the United States.

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Peter Salerno Visits Do Hwa Korean Restaurant, NYC

Peter Salerno Visits Do Hwa Korean Restaurant, NYC

Peter Salerno with his son-in-law Brian and Terrence Segura, co-owner of Do Hwa Korean Restaurant.
Peter Salerno with his son-in-law Brian and Terrence Segura, co-owner of Do Hwa Korean Restaurant.

Peter Salerno, his son Anthony and son-in-law Brian recently visited one of their family’s favorite restaurants in NYC. Do Hwa Korean Home-cooking is located on 55 Carmine Street in the West Village, and is widely regarded (especially by Peter) as the finest Korean restaurant in Manhattan.

Korean food is often entirely different from other Asian foods and is said to be one of the healthiest diets in the world. Anthony Salerno initially discovered Do Hwa in 2010, and after several attempts was able to get Peter to visit the West Village restaurant. Ever since, Peter and the entire Salerno family have been hooked.

The ambience at Do Hwa is amazing – complete with tasteful Zen decor, Quentin Tarantino posters and memorabilia (Tarantino is a frequent visitor to Do Hwa, and a co-owner), and the occasional film projected onto the restaurant wall. On this night, Peter Salerno and family were greeted by co-owner Terrence Segura and his mother-in-law, owner and executive chef Myung ja Kwak.

The beginning of a beautiful night of Korean cuisine at Do Hwa.
The beginning of a beautiful night of Korean cuisine at Do Hwa.

As for what Peter, Anthony and Brian ate on their latest trip to Do Hwa?

The appetizers consisted of:

  • Japchae – a sesame sweet potato glass noodle with vegetables
  • Duk Boki – rice cakes sautĂ©ed in chili sauce with vegetables and a hardboiled egg
  • L.A. Kalbi – beef short ribs on the bone
  • Fresh watercress with a sesame/garlic/chili vinaigrette
  • Kimchi (pickled cabbage with a chili sauce)
The entrees at Do Hwa are outstanding Korean cuisine.
The entrees at Do Hwa are outstanding Korean cuisine.

The main course consisted of:

  • Bulgogi – thin slices of rib—eye beef in soy sauce and garlic marinade
  • Deji Bulgogi – thin slices of pork belly with chilis
  • Lettuce wraps
  • Frothed egg
  • More kimchi!
  • Soybeans and tofu
  • Rice

Peter, Anthony and Brian finished the meal off with some freshly made sugar-dusted Beignets with a raspberry sauce.

Do Hwa's amazing sugar-dusted beignets were the dessert course.
Do Hwa’s amazing sugar-dusted beignets were the dessert course.

Throughout the dinner the staff at Do Hwa made sure that no one was ever without a cocktail. The house specialties included:

  • May Julep
  • Manhattan on the rocks
  • Ginger Kamikaze
  • So Ju with fresh cucumber

Do Hwa updates its patrons on a consistent basis with a socially active Facebook page as well.

Peter Salerno, Anthony Salerno and Brian Mayer at Do Hwa Korean Restaurant.
Peter Salerno, Anthony Salerno and Brian Mayer at Do Hwa Korean Restaurant.

Our thanks to co-owner Terrence Segura, his mother-in-law, owner & executive chef Myung ja Kwak, and the entire staff of Do Hwa Korean Home-cooking for another world-class meal served with remarkable ambience.